Mariner 9 Sends Pictures from Mars

For some of us, it’s hard to believe that the first pictures of the red planet were received 40 years ago. It’s only one of over 40 news stories in the Vanderbilt Television News Archive interactive on display on Central Library’s 4th floor, changed out over the holiday break to reflect the new year. Stories are grouped by date– 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 years–from 2012. Selecting the stories is a challenge, identifying those handful of news events that most of us feel struck a chord with audiences across the world. The interactive is designed to increase awareness of this nationally-renown resource among our educational community and visitors.

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